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Lepanto - Ultimo Cangaceiro is a story of friendship and love. An ode to the human condition, to every man and woman searching their place in a world under invasion.
La battaglia di Lepanto è stata uno scontro epocale tra Impero Ottomano e Lega Santa, per il controllo di Cipro alla fine del ‘500.
The Olympics are arriving. The Football World Cup is already there. An alien invasion devouring the central and suburban spaces of the city, taking every tiny bit of land in the name of progress.
A clash of two civilizations, the oppressed and the oppressor, fighting for political hegemony.
Meanwhile, in the medieval Bologna the resistance blossoms.
Mike Wells featured in a documentary about the Olympic regeneration of London and the processes of gentrification and economic war within it. Its director, Enrico Masi, invites him now to record the voice-over of his new project - a documentary about Brazil.
Arriving in Bologna, Mike doesn’t feel ready to record the voice, and doesn’t think he’s capable of doing a good job. Enrico wants his help in the craft of this political instrument, so he drives him around Bologna, like a Virgílio drives his Dante through the Divine Commedy. Going to the underground tunnels of Bologna, Enrico discovers the problems Mike is going through, and how he misses the energy to solve wider problems and to join complex projects.
To see how an actual actor would act Enrico presents him to Ivano Marescotti. Talking about his political career, soon this cinema and theater actor brings to action his powerful character, taking them around the Piazza Maggiore where the giant screen for Il Cinema Ritrovato film festival is placed.
They arrive on an occupied house against the housing emergency that currently ravages Italy - the central theme of the brazilian documentary.
At dinner, Mike cooks for Enrico, when an unexpected company arrives: Yuri Dini and Olimpia Carlisi, both actors. Yuri questions the value of the project and its utility, while Olimpia and Mike exchange regards. This upsets both our main characters, but Mike is capable of taking Enrico out of there, to work on the film.
The next day while visiting , Mike and Enrico see the vision of a woman resembling Olimpia, Mike asks to return. On the way back they find a double of Marie, Mike’s companion, on the crowded streets of Bologna. Turning away Marie is there, standing right behind him. Back home, now clearly emptier, Marie and Mike have a short talk. They don’t sleep together and Enrico apologizes for pulling him to the abyss, to what Mike answers he misses his boat.
They leave to have a boat ride in the Delta of Goro, where they end up having a small ship wreck. They arrive in a lighthouse where the football world cup is being broadcasted.
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